Originally Posted by MattTB
If you could show us pics of your painting process and some details on how you do it, I'd appreciate it. I plan on painting the next jeep I get.
Matt, I would love to tell you that I am doing the painting but I am not. I tried really hard to repair my compressor so that I could use a HVLP gun to do my own painting but I am pulling too much current and tripping the breaker. I am currently living in an apartment complex with shared circuits for the garage and there is too much load.
I had some good tips and ideas for your but research will probably be your best option. The key things are:
1. Having the environment to paint: temperature, humidity, dust free environment etc
2. Prepping is key to having good success
3. A good paint gun and a compressor that has the CFM to keep up with your gun.
4. Patience and practice.
Here are some links on painting and setting up your own booth if you have the space to paint at home:
How to Create a Paint Booth in Your Garage (with pictures) - wikiHow
How to Build a Home Paint Booth
Garage paint booth. A few questions concerning the design and safety
I plan on painting a few minor thing with aersol and touch-up but that is pretty much going to be my extent of painting on this project. Hope this info helps you!